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We’re a massive fan of the “Digi-Floral” craze, and we’re definitely all over a good pair of durable footwear, so together I think that makes the perfect combo?!

These have sold out ridiculously quickly online at Nike, and stockists such as Lost Art, Bored of Southsea and Remix Casuals only have a very limited run of sizes left!

Do not sleep on this info… 5050 store will be putting ALL remaining sizes online at WWW.5050STORE.COM 6pm tonight! Be ready!

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KICKS OF THE DAY

I’m finding it really hard to put my mesh and suede beauties back in their boxes until after Winter, even though I know I’ll appreciate it in the Spring. Yesterday I risked it all and stepped out in my neon Nike Air Max 95’s and braved the elements, dodging that maze of water-clogged paving slabs on my walk to town. 

They’re a great shoe, even though they’re not to everyones taste. If you’re blessed (or cursed) with small feet like myself, you can pick up a pair for a bargain over at Small Feet Big Kicks.

Grab a pair, and be reckless like me on these almost dry days, or save them for summer. Either way they’re a staple shoe and a must have in your collection!

Shangry x

Today marks the birthday of actor and martial artist Brandon Lee (1965 – 1993), best known as the son of Bruce Lee and star of the fantasy action film The Crow (1994) based on James O’Barr’s comic book. Our Collector’s Treasure of the Day is this original vintage 24 x 36 inch poster from the film that has been personally autographed by O’Barr. Lee was accidentally killed on the set during filming by a defective blank. A reboot of the film is set to start production in Spring 2015. Fine condition. Authenticity guaranteed for life by Collector’s Shangri-La.

Firstly I should probably introduce myself, I’m Shannan but you may know me as shangry on Tumblr/Instagram. I also run my own blog, Talk Casuals, but I am proper excited to be a new contributor for The Unisex Mode.

I have been up North for the past few days and I always make sure I have a bit of spending money when I’m here. With the new season collections hitting stores there’ve been further additions to sale lines, and I got such a bargain.

For only £36, at near enough 70% off, I got this State Coat in Camo from the Carhartt WIP store in Manchester! Make sure you check out your local store because I have no doubt there will be some absolute steals lurking on the sale racks!

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Man saves dying crane with his warm hug in freezing cold weather, touches hearts

It’s the coldest time of the year in Yunnan’s Shangri-la, but the warm embrace given to a dying black-necked crane from a traveler has melted hearts.

The man from Qinghai Province, along with his fellow traveler, spotted the crane struggling in an ice hole while they were driving by the Napa Lake on January 24. Despite the temperatures being only -18 degrees Celsius, the two men jumped into the lake and rescued the crane.

As they witnessed the crane’s breath becoming faint, one man took off his coat and held the crane closely to his chest. His warm hug helped the crane hold on until they could arrive at the Napa Lake’s nature reserve station.

Under the treatment of experts from the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the nature reserve’s staff, the one-meter-tall crane that weighs six kilograms was eventually brought back to good health and was released back to nature a week later.

Before the staff released the crane, they put a matchstick-size GPS observer on it. To their surprise, the crane went back to the station on Monday, though it was only wandering about the outside.

The black-necked crane, scientifically known as Grus nigricollis, is endemic to the Tibetan Plateau and is the world’s only alpine crane species. The endangered species is listed as “Vulnerable” in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, and is under first-rate protection in China.

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PATTA #SSS LADIES EDITORIAL | BY CREATIVES ACE DIA AND VIOLETTE ESMERELDA

Here at The Unisex Mode, giving mens brands a feminine twist is in our nature.

This Patta #SSS ladies editorial was directed by creatives Ace Dia and Violette Esmerelda and features models Sara Grabek and Georgia Palmer. It was styled by Mila van der Linden, and what a fantastic editorial they produced.

It features Patta’s latest Winter collection, but from a female fashion perspective. It’s great to see these products being styled and shot the way we, ourselves, would put the pieces together.

I’ve attached just a few of my favourites images, but you can see the full editorial over at Patta. What do you think of it?

Shangry x

For some reason I don’t understand and certainly cannot explain, I would really love to read a 50s or early 60s sansan AU fic based on the song ‘Leader of the Pack’ by The Shangri-las. Sansa would be a sweet and well behaved teenager girl and Sandor the leader of a motorcycle club. Like in the song, they would meet at a candy store, which makes me laugh anytime I stop to think about it because for the life of me, I just can’t picture him going to a candy store at all and have no idea what the hell he’d be doing there. :P

If you don’t know the song, here’s a link to its video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q8UKf65NOzM

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ADIDAS SS14 PREVIEWS PART 2 | ADIDAS ORIGINALS, JEREMY SCOTT, AMERICAN SPORTS |

As you know, The Unisex Mode team recently passed through the Adidas SS14 press day and so here comes the second part of our posts to show you what’s going to be on offer next year!

The Adidas Originals room was the most exciting for myself, and we all picked our favourite pieces from this room, but I’ll save that until last.

Okay, so lets get stuck in…

ADIDAS ORIGINALS

The SS14 line for Adidas Originals is definitely up my street. The Polka-dot Tech Supers definitely caught my eye as a must have for 2014. Adidas really are stepping up their prints and patterns game to compete with what Nike has been releasing recently and Adidas 2014 doesn’t look like it’s going to disappoint.

In fact, something that I was seething about was when Nike took a perfectly good silhouette and chucked a heel in it and called it Sky-Hi, but the reinvented Adidas wedge didn’t actually have the same affect on me. I actually fell in love with the Adidas wedge and it’s definitely something I would legitimately consider wearing on a night out! I didn’t even turn my nose up at the plat form Superstars! For some reason there is something so right about a shell toe and platform in one shoe!

ADIDAS X JEREMY SCOTT

Jeremy Scott stuff isn’t for everyone. I personally think it’s very hit and miss with his collaborations but nonetheless; every single collection has been a success for him. His SS14 collaboration features some absolutely insane prints and J Scotts standard bright and wild colour palette. Featuring neon mesh bombers, wacky jerseys with gorgeous beading and Pearly Kings and Queens inspired embroidery, his clothing is second to none. His floral basketball jersey has already been seen on the likes of Rihanna, and it’s one of several pieces I’d want in my own wardrobe.

His footwear on the other hand… lets just say definitely puts the ‘original’ in Adidas Originals. It’s all a bit too out there for me, with the wings and OTT trimmings; but that’s Jeremy Scotts trademark and you have to admire him for it.

AMERICAN SPORTS

We also saw the American Sports pieces from Adidas Originals and it surpassed expectations. My favourite piece came from this section of the Adidas Originals room; I completely fell in love with the fur lined “DETROIT" jacket. All of us ladies at the Unisex Mode have always liked this stuff and we were all really impressed yet again. 

Overall, this room was definitely an impressive one, and we all left wanting more than one piece from each of the collections. There will be a small post soon coming to show our favourite picks (even though you already know mine!) There is loads of exciting stuff coming up on the blog. Keep an eye out for ADIDAS SS14 PREVIEWS Part 3 and our review from Coffin On Cake PR Press Day too!

Shangry x

Pics by Shan Gry